EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Artturi Lehkonen scored 1:19 into additional time, and Colorado rallied to beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-5 Monday night time, finishing a four-game sweep within the Western Convention ultimate and sending the Avalanche to the Stanley Cup Ultimate for the primary time since 2001.

Colorado will tackle the winner of the Japanese Convention ultimate between the New York Rangers and two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning. The Rangers lead that best-of-seven sequence 2-1. Sport 4 is Tuesday at Tampa Bay.

Cale Makar, Devon Toews Gabriel Landeskog, Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen additionally scored for Colorado. Pavel Francouz stopped 30 of 35 pictures.

Zach Hyman scored twice for the Oilers. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Connor McDavid and Zack Kassian additionally scored for Edmonton. Leon Draisaitl had 4 assists and goalie Mike Smith completed with 36 saves.

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins have fired coach Bruce Cassidy, who led them to the Stanley Cup Ultimate in 2019, one of the best file within the league the subsequent yr and at the very least 100 factors in every of his 4 full non-pandemic seasons behind the bench.

Bruins common supervisor Don Sweeney introduced the transfer Monday night time, three weeks after the crew’s first-round playoff loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Bruins made the playoffs in every of Cassidy’s six seasons since he took over for Claude Julien in February 2017. He coached them inside one victory of the Stanley Cup in 2019 in opposition to the St. Louis Blues.

In all, the 57-year-old Cassidy was 245-108-46 in Boston and is 292-155-9-7 in his NHL teaching profession.

NEW YORK (AP) — Winnipeg Jets ahead Kyle Connor has gained the Girl Byng Trophy, given to the NHL’s most gentlemanly participant.

The league introduced the respect Monday night time earlier than Sport 4 of the Western Convention ultimate between Colorado and Edmonton.

Connor tied for the second-fewest variety of minor penalties in the course of the common season. He was penalized simply twice in over 1,700 minutes of ice time that included common short-handed shifts and matchups in opposition to high offensive opponents.


Phil Mickelson, a chief recruiter for a Saudi-funded rival league to the PGA Tour, is ending his four-month hiatus by including his title to the 48-man area for the LIV Golf Invitational that begins Thursday exterior London.

Mickelson shall be becoming a member of Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia and three different former main champions in a 54-hole match at Centurion Golf Membership with $25 million in prize cash and $4 million going to the person winner.

“I’m prepared to return again to play the sport I really like however after 32 years this new path is a contemporary begin, one that’s thrilling for me at this stage of my profession,” Mickelson mentioned in an announcement posted on social media.

Mickelson additionally mentioned he could be enjoying the final two majors, beginning June 16 within the U.S. Open at The Nation Membership exterior Boston.

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Jack Nicklaus is returning to St. Andrews to grow to be an honorary citizen.

Nicklaus gained two of his three British Open titles at St. Andrews, and he selected the Outdated Course in 2005 to play his ultimate main championship.

He already has acquired an honorary doctorate diploma from the College of St Andrews, and now he joins actually unique firm. The one different People to be awarded honorary citizenship in St. Andrews are Bobby Jones in 1958 and Benjamin Franklin in 1759.

The glory for Nicklaus was conferred by the Royal Burgh of St. Andrews Neighborhood Council, which is the equal of the “Freedom of the Metropolis” honor given to Jones.


HOUSTON (AP) — Romeo Crennel introduced his retirement Monday, ending a 39-year NFL teaching profession highlighted by 5 Tremendous Bowl titles.

Crennel, spent the previous eight seasons with the Houston Texans. He was the crew’s defensive coordinator from 2014-16 and assistant head coach from 2017-19. In 2020 he was the affiliate head coach earlier than changing into the interim head coach following coach Invoice O’Brien firing after simply 4 video games.

Crennel, who will flip 75 on June 18, labored as Houston’s senior adviser for soccer efficiency final season.


Tim Tebow, who led Florida to 2 nationwide championships and gained the 2007 Heisman Trophy, is among the many former gamers making a primary look on the Faculty Soccer Corridor of Fame poll.

The Nationwide Soccer Basis introduced on Monday the gamers and coaches eligible for election into the Corridor of Fame, and 11 of the 80 FBS gamers are debuting on the poll.

A few of the different former gamers on the poll for the primary time are quarterback Alex Smith of Utah, vast receiver Justin Blackmon of Oklahoma State, working again Ki-Jana Carter of Penn State, linebacker Luke Kuechly of Boston Faculty and defensive lineman Dewey Selmon of Oklahoma.


U.S. nationwide crew ahead Catarina Macario injured her anterior cruciate ligament in a match with French membership crew Lyon and can miss World Cup qualifying subsequent month.

Macario was injured 13 minutes into Lyon’s season finale Wednesday, a 4-0 victory over Issy. The 22-year-old was Lyon’s high scorer this season with 23 objectives in 35 matches throughout all competitions.

The U.S. girls, the two-time defending World Cup champions, will play within the CONCACAF W Championship in Monterrey, Mexico, in July. The match determines the area’s 4 groups for the 2023 World Cup, co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.


SEATTLE (AP) — Washington baseball coach Lindsay Meggs introduced his retirement Monday after main the Huskies for 13 years and to their solely Faculty World Collection look.

The 59-year-old Meggs gained 932 video games in 29 years as a head coach. He gained 317 video games and made three NCAA Event appearances in 13 seasons at Washington.

The Huskies ended the common season on a 12-game win streak however misplaced two straight within the Pac-12 Event to complete 30-26.


HOUSTON (AP) — A twenty fourth lady filed a civil lawsuit Monday alleging sexual misconduct by Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, who can be awaiting doable self-discipline from the NFL.

The newest lawsuit was filed in Houston by legal professional Tony Buzbee, who’s representing all 24 girls.

Watson has been accused by therapeutic massage therapists of harassing, assaulting or touching them throughout appointments when he was with the Houston Texans.

The newest lawsuit makes related allegations as the lady, a therapeutic massage therapist, accuses Watson of assaulting and harassing her throughout an August 2020 session in her residence. The lady alleges that in the course of the therapeutic massage session, Watson uncovered himself and masturbated and “provided no apology or clarification for his conduct.”


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